Phone Scam

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2 Ex-Inmates In Georgia Charged In Pa. Jury Scam

Two former Georgia state prison inmates are jailed in that state on charges that they phoned Pittsburgh-area residents and scammed six into wiring $990 each, supposedly to pay fines for missing jury duty.

04/20/2015

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Westmoreland Co. Issues Missed Jury Duty Scam Warning

Westmoreland County is putting out a warning about a new phone scam.

04/14/2015

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IRS Impersonation Scam Claims More Than 3,000 Victims Nationwide

Elaine Palahunik has never cheated on her taxes, so she was floored to get a call on her answering machine recently telling her to call back or else.

03/20/2015

Taxable

Thousands Being Targeted In IRS Impersonation Scam

A tax time scam is targeting people all across the nation, including right here in Pittsburgh

03/18/2015

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says He Got An IRS Scam Call, Too

State Rep. Brian Ellis says someone pretending to be an IRS agent called his home last week and said he and his wife would be arrested if they didn’t pay nearly $4,000 to settle a supposed debt.

03/09/2015

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Scottdale Woman Scammed Out Of $1,500 Over The Phone

State police are investigating after they say a Westmoreland County woman was scammed out of $1,500 over the phone.

01/20/2015

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Police Issue Warning About Hostage Phone Scam

Police have issued a warning about a scary phone scam after at least six people in central Pennsylvania have been targeted since the middle of last month.

12/03/2013

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Officials Issue New Warning About Phone Scams

Phone scams have been around for years, but now there’s a new warning. The callers are getting bolder and downright threatening.

10/14/2013